Analysis of J.S. Mill

No absolute right to smoke second hand smoke lung

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Unformatted text preview: ough, cannot simply follow, custom, tradition ⇒ freedom + diversity progress + development o liberty is important, but only as means to progress, development o instrumental, rather than intrinsic value ⇒ self regarding conduct society can’t regulate these, concern only individual engaged in them o speech o thought (publish something) o belief (religion) ⇒ other regarding society can regulate these o actions o conduct Political Theory o ex. No absolute right to smoke, second hand smoke, lung cancer, externalities so falls within legitimate province of government regulation ⇒ the “harm principle” – if conduct harms another person, needs to...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course GOVT 117 taught by Professor Richardboyd during the Spring '13 term at Georgetown.

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